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In The News Spring 2014
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Antibiotic Resistance
What we need to do about antibiotic-resistant infections 
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria among children in the United States on the rise 
CDC calls out antibiotic prescribing problems 
Stop the spread of superbugs 
Dental Unit Waterlines
Disease transmission through dental unit water: An update  
Emergency Preparedness 
Prepare for unpredictable spring weather 
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness
Environmental Health 
Study may effect how buildings are ventilated 
Air pollution kills 7 million a year, WHO says 
How the spreading symptoms of climate change can be deadly  
Hand Care and Hygiene
Handwashing posters now available in 6 languages 
Nearly 97 percent of health professionals wash their hands when patients are asked to watch 
One in five US health facilities don’t put hand sanitizer everywhere needed to prevent infections, Columbia nursing and WHO find  
Infection Control In Dentistry
Surface disinfectants: What dentists and their staff need to know  
Bleach vs. bacteria 

A survey of infection control teaching in US dental schools 

Infectious Diseases
Measles: Highly contagious, easy to prevent 
Humanity's global battle with mosquitoes 
WHO sees camels as MERS source, but route uncertain 
CDC reports more cases of Heartland Virus Disease 
PBS FRONTLINE film prompts media coverage of TB epidemic 
MMWR: Trends in tuberculosis — United States, 2013 
Measles outbreak may have spread in medical facilities, a New York City official says 
Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB. 
Nearly 3 million Americans living with hepatitis C 
Researchers study MRSA transmission via healthcare workers 
CDC reports flu hit younger people particularly hard this season  
US, 26 countries launch effort to fight outbreaks 
Occupational Health
Occupational health problems among dentists in Moldavian Region of Romania 
Patient Safety 

Fewer people are getting infections in hospitals, but many still die 

Vaccines and Immunology
New study shows flu vaccine reduced children’s risk of intensive care unit flu admission by three-fourths 
No-fridge nasal vaccines on the horizon 
Canadian study: Vaccine cut risk of flu-related hospitalization 59% 
WHO keeps same strains for next season's flu vaccine
Common infections linked to stroke in children; vaccines may reduce risk
10 reasons to get vaccinated

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